Astrid S. Tuminez became UVU’s seventh and first female president on Sept. 17. Originally from the Philippines, Tuminez overcame poverty to graduate from BYU, Harvard and MIT.

Firefighters made “significant headway” over the last few days battling the duel fires in southern Utah County and Juab County, according to a Pole Creek Fire press release. The Bald Mountain Fire reports 17,999 acres and 12 percent containment and the Pole Creek Fire reports 98,642 acres and 32 percent containment as of Sept. 21.

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The Utah Department of Health estimates 26 people in Utah die annually from unintentional drowning. Children up to 4 years old have the highest drowning rates in Utah.